Fun, frightful weekend coming to Independence

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This weekend is poised to be fun and a little frightful at the Kenton County Fairgrounds in Independence.

Haunted Fairgrounds, presented by Space Cowboys Restaurant Group, will be held 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21-22.

“Halloween is a fun and big event for a lot of people,” Bill Aseere, an owner of Space Cowboys, said. “For years there has been nothing big for Halloween in the Kenton County and Independence market. We saw it as an opportunity to bring a family-focused experience.”

The event will include haunted house, hayrides, trunk or treats, Halloween movies (the first will be family-friendly; the second showing will be scary), a petting zoo, live music, food and beer vendors, face painting, craft vendors and more, Aseere said.

The Jeep Club will be one of the groups doing the trunk or treat. According to Jim Sevier, a leader of the Jeep Club, there will be about 50 jeeps decorated and the owners will be dressed in costumes to hand out candy to kids.

“We are excited for this one,” Sevier said. “We do a lot with Bill and Space Cowboys. We’ve hosted the trunk or treat at Domino’s for the last several years. This will be a great thing to be a part of. Space Cowboys are great people, and they do a lot of cool stuff. We’re glad to be a part of this.”

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